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International Women’s Day: they demand a National Prevention Strategy to eradicate gender violence

Lima, March 8, 2022Updated on 03/08/2022 10:32 pm

In the context of the commemoration of the International Women’s Daythe Network of Organized Women of Carabayllo and Demus demand that the authorities implement the National Prevention Strategy to reduce the figures of violence in all areas of the country.

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The collective pointed out that women should be valued and not be seen as “hysterical, but we are historical”, alluding to the fact that they are not exaggerated for defending themselves against so much violence and impunity.

For its part, Demus He argued that gender stereotypes must be eradicated to stop relegating women to roles that revolve around caring for men.

Let us advocate for a State with gender equality that promotes a care system that allows equal access to opportunities and so that no one’s success rests on the unpaid work of women“, he pointed.

Given this, various feminist groups, unions and activists tired of the fact that the country continues to experience a wave of gender violence held a sit-in on Tuesday in front of the Congress of the Republic.

Mobilization

Another of the groups that participated in the mobilization of the 8M was that of the adolescents of Carabayllo, who demanded that their voices be heard, since as children they are exposed to sexist violence and burden of household chores due to gender stereotypes.

This march was not only held in the capital, but also in different parts of the country, such as in Cusco with the Kuskalla Women’s Network of Acomayo, allies of the Living Without Fear campaign, who held the “Rimanakuy-Woman Mountain” event to highlight the need for networking among women who defend their rights.

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